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chosen to just go quiet and sort of back away from the debate. >> dana, if you exclude his re-election as speaker, tomorrow marks the four-week anniversary since he made a public appearance. in that time the president of the united states no less has made 11. is there a strategy behind the retreat of the happless speaker? >> the problem here is for he goes out there, he's going to find all these daggers in his back from his own membership. so that's why he's been rather quiet now. he's meeting with -- privately with his members down in williamsburg at a retreat right now. it's a problem overall for the republican party because they don't have a very clear leader. it's not clear exactly what policies they would pursue other than saying no to whatever the president is pursuing. now, they're still going to be plenty capable to what the president is proposing, but they're just waiting for it to get to the house so they can do that. >> excellent. joy, we did hear after the election from the great reince prieb priebus, chair of the rnc, who said the republican party would start reac
, dana millbank and his senior partner and msnbc political analyst, euge eugene robinson. there is an animal husbandry as pekt. the people vote -- is it just that we've gotten to a situation in this country where primary is all you've got? if there's a wide field in the primary and a nutty guy wins it, he's in or she's in for life. so if stockman wins a primary, will it with a wide field? crazy after all of these years? >> that's exactly what happened. he was this guy, in the past, he was homeless, eating out of trash cans, had a drug arrest, long rap sheet. they didn't really pay attention. he just got elected in the republican revolution. wait a second, and they got rid of him. you know what, you can't do that anymore. this guy has a safe seat for life. the only way he doesn't get reelected is if he gets bumped out in a primary. >> did somebody get to this guy's right? >> the thing is -- you can't. the thing is he's now a member in good standing of the republican caucus. he's not some nut out there. he's in the mainstream. >> i have some sense of taste. some. and when i
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